Is the Golf disaster finally coming to an end?
The cap is holding tight to pressures resembling to those that the engineers had expected, so they will be trying to seal the well using dense liquid. An earlier attempt to do so failed because the oil was flowing too violently. The capping strategy was at a crossroad this weekend, when oil was discovered leaking into the water. However, the oil does not appear to come from the well, and the pressure indicators are acceptable. Thad Allen, a retired Coast Guard admiral, says that there is no indication at this point that there is a problem in the well area.
The last solution is drilling to the base of the leaking well and filling it with cement is almost finished. Workers are preparing to drill the last section of a secondary well to intersect the damaged one until the end of the next week. It seems that blocking the leak with a second well remained the best solution. The well from the Deepwater Horizon oil equipment caused the pollution the Gulf with 90 million gallons of oil since April and has been declared the worst oil leak in United States history.11